Hackers return some of the $600M stolen in cryptocurrency theft: 5 details

Becker Health IT

Jackie Drees

Hackers on Aug. 11 began sending back some of the $600 million they stole from blockchain-powered decentralized finance platform Poly Network, CNBC reported.

Five details:

1. The attack is likely to be one of the biggest cryptocurrency thefts ever, according to the report. The hackers exploited a vulnerability in Poly Network, which is a platform that looks to connect different blockchains so they can work together.

2. Poly Network disclosed the attack Aug. 10 and asked to communicate with the hackers, urging them to "return the hacked assets": "The amount of money you hacked is the biggest in defi history," the company said in a tweet.

3. DeFi is...

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